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Frank Eugene Brown, 97, of Port Ludlow passed away at his home on September 1, 2013, surrounded by his family, including his wife of 77 years, Irene; sons Tracy and Rodney; and daughters Patricia and Phyllis.
Frank was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to James T. and Cecilia Ella (Miller) Brown on January 15, 1916, and spoke fondly of his aunt/stepmother, Maggie (Miller) Brown, who raised him after Cecilia's death.
He met the love of his life, Irene Spear, at Fruitland, Idaho. They married October 17, 1936.
He worked as a timber feller and construction foreman and superintendent on major construction projects.
In 1964, they moved to Alaska, where Frank worked throughout Southeast Alaska on infrastructure projects and built specialty houses, including their own home in Juneau. They left Alaska in 1998 and settled in Port Ludlow.
Frank, the second of 12 children, was preceded in death by his oldest son, Frank Allen. He is survived by his brother, Donald Brown, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frank was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 1429, Ketchikan, Alaska.
Memorial services will be Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m., Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Street, Port Townsend.
Please, in lieu of flowers, make contributions to Jefferson Healthcare Hospice, 2500 West Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368; or the
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Sept. 27, 2013